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Oct 30, 2013 6:00pm EDT
, princeton, brown, williams, the university of north carolina to name just a few -- are drenched in sweat, and sometimes the blood, as africans brought here as slaves. the book is called, "ebony & ivy: race, slavery and the troubled history of america's universities." m.i.t. american history professor craig wilder reveals how the slave economy and higher education grew up together. that "the american campus to it as a silent monument to slavery." welcome to democracy now! talk about america's most elite universities. what relation do they have to slavery? >> i think there are multiple relationships. the first and probably most provocative is the relationship to the slave trade itself. in the middle of the 18th century, from 1746 to 1759, fewer than 25 years, the number of colleges in the british colonies triples from 3 to 9. it triples and that 25- yearperiod which coincides with the height of the slave trade. it is precisely the rise in the atlantic economy based on the african slave trade that allows for this fantastic articulation of new growth of the institutional infrastructure. >> l
Oct 31, 2013 6:00pm EDT
used to that. money, i me spending should not be treated like that. >> after rob brown, who stars in said he wastreme" profiled law shopping in new york, he told the new york daily news that he was paraded through macy's in handcuffs and detained for one hours as police accused him of using a fake card to buy a watch for his mother. the store alleged racial profiling has been dubbed shop and frisk. stop and frisk faced its own challenges at brown university this week. commissioner ray kelly was about to deliver a speech on so active -- so-called proactive policing, when protesters shut down the event. racism is not for debate. >> we ask that you let him speak and you make your comments part of the question and answer program. stop are asking that you stopping and frisking people. the new york city council has approved a measure raising the age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21. michael bloomberg has pledged to sign the bill. new york is the first major city to take action following similar measures in smaller municipalities. the council also approved setting a minimum price of $
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